The Step By Step Guide to Pivot Tables and Introduction to Dashboards

Author: C. J. Benton
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1515313956
Release Date: 2015-08-09
Genre:

Learn how to create Pivot Tables quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide! This book contains several basic, intermediate, and advanced Pivot Table examples with screenshots demonstrating how to: Organize and summarize data Format results Insert Pivot Charts Display averages & percentages Group data into predefined ranges Rank results Insert calculated fields In addition to the above, you will also learn how to create and update a basic Dashboard using Pivot Table data. Imagine the time you'll save by not having to search the internet or help files to learn the most practical ways of using one of Microsoft(r) Excel's(r) best features. A great resource for: Business Analysts Data Analysts Financial Analysts Administrative and Support staff

The Step by step Guide to the Vlookup Formula in Microsoft Excel

Author: s J Benton
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1517211247
Release Date: 2015-09-06
Genre:

Learn VLOOKUP formulas quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide! This comprehensive book offers easy to follow examples with screenshots demonstrating how to use the VLOOKUP formula. The book is organized into 3 step-by-step sections, allowing you to grow your knowledge of the VLOOKUP formula at your own pace: VLOOKUP Basics: What the VLOOKUP formula does The parts of a VLOOKUP formula Detailed examples on how to use the VLOOKUP formula Taking the VLOOKUP Formula to the Next Level: Incorporating the IFERROR functionality into your VLOOKUP formula How to apply the VLOOKUP formula across multiple tabs How to apply the VLOOKUP formula across multiple workbooks In addition to the above, you will also learn how to troubleshoot and resolve common VLOOKUP errors, saving you hours of frustration! Reasons why you may be getting the #N/A error message Reasons why you may be getting the #REF error message Reasons why your VLOOKUP formula was working, but now you're getting the wrong values And more... Imagine the time you'll save, by not having to search the internet or help files to learn the most practical ways of using one of Microsoft(r) Excel's(r) best features.

A Complete Guide to PivotTables

Author: Paul Cornell
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430203070
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Computers

*Practical step-by-step tutorials and business examples guide the reader through everything they need to know about Pivot Tables. *This book focuses specifically on Pivot Tables where most books only include a section on them. Since many users find Pivot Tables very challenging, the single focus of this book offers an accessible but full tutorial on this important part of Excel. *Paul Cornell works at Microsoft and has a long career writing about Office and Excel for Power Users, who are the audience he is now writing for in this new book.

The Step by Step Guide to the 25 Most Common Microsoft Excel Formulas Features

Author: C. J. Benton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1516960645
Release Date: 2015-08-24
Genre: Business

Learn the 25 most common Microsoft(r) Excel(r) Formulas & Features quickly and easily with this detailed step-by-step guide! This book offers easy to follow examples with screenshots demonstrating how to use the 25 most common basic and intermediate Microsoft(r) Excel(r) formulas & features. The book is organized into 5 step-by-step sections, allowing you to grow your knowledge of Excel(r) at your own pace: Part 1 - Excel(r) Formula Fundamentals SUM, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, & DIVISION AVERAGE MIN & MAX TODAY & NETWORKDAYS SUMIF Part 2 - Introduction to Pivot Tables How to create a basic Pivot Table Formatting Pivot Table results Inserting Pivot Charts Part 3 - Excel(r) Features Data Sorting Formula Trace Text-To-Columns Conditional Formatting & Filtering Part 4 - Text Functions LEN & TRIM CONCATENATE & MID PROPER, UPPER, & LOWER Part 5 - Logic & Lookup Formulas IF Nested IF VLOOKUP Imagine the time you'll save by not having to search the internet or help files to learn the most practical ways of using of Microsoft(r) Excel(r)! Book 1 in The Microsoft Excel Step-By-Step Training Guide Series Book 1 - The Step-By-Step Guide To The 25 Most Common Microsoft Excel Formulas & Features Book 2 - The Step-By-Step Guide To Pivot Tables & Introduction To Dashboards Book 3 - The Step-By-Step Guide To The VLOOKUP formula in Microsoft Excel Book 4 - The Microsoft Excel Step-By-Step Training Guide Book Bundle

Dashboards for Excel

Author: Jordan Goldmeier
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430249450
Release Date: 2015-10-07
Genre: Computers

This book takes a hands-on approach to developing dashboards, from instructing users on advanced Excel techniques to addressing dashboard pitfalls common in the real world. Dashboards for Excel is your key to creating informative, actionable, and interactive dashboards and decision support systems. Throughout the book, the reader is challenged to think about Excel and data analytics differently—that is, to think outside the cell. This book shows you how to create dashboards in Excel quickly and effectively. In this book, you learn how to: Apply data visualization principles for more effective dashboards Employ dynamic charts and tables to create dashboards that are constantly up-to-date and providing fresh information Use understated yet powerful formulas for Excel development Apply advanced Excel techniques mixing formulas and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create interactive dashboards Create dynamic systems for decision support in your organization Avoid common problems in Excel development and dashboard creation Get started with the Excel data model, PowerPivot, and Power Query

The Microsoft Excel Step By Step Training Guide Book Bundle

Author: C J Benton
Publisher:
ISBN: 1518628753
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Genre:

3 books in 1 a consolidation of three books in the Microsoft(r) Excel(r) Step-By-Step Training Guide Series This book bundle offers easy to follow examples with screenshots demonstrating how to use the most common basic and intermediate Microsoft(r) Excel(r) formulas & features, including Pivot Tables, & the VLOOKUP formula. The book bundle is organized into 6 step-by-step sections, allowing you to grow your knowledge of Microsoft(r) Excel(r) at your own pace. In addition to the following, this book bundle also includes sections on Excel(r) keyboard shortcuts and how to change the currency symbol, for example to the British Pound or Euro . Part 1 - Excel(r) Formula Fundamentals SUM, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, & DIVISION AVERAGE MIN & MAX TODAY & NETWORKDAYS SUMIF Part 2 - Pivot Tables & Dashboards Organize and summarize data Format results Insert Pivot Charts Display averages & percentages Group data into predefined ranges Rank results Insert calculated fields How to create and update a basic Dashboard using Pivot Table data Part 3 - Excel(r) Features Data Sorting Formula Trace Text-To-Columns Conditional Formatting & Filtering Part 4 - Text Functions LEN & TRIM CONCATENATE & MID PROPER, UPPER, & LOWER Part 5 - Logic Formulas IF Nested IF Part 6 - The VLOOKUP Formula What the VLOOKUP formula does The parts of a VLOOKUP formula Detailed examples on how to use the VLOOKUP formula Incorporating the IFERROR functionality into your VLOOKUP formula How to apply the VLOOKUP formula across multiple tabs & workbooks How to troubleshoot and resolve common VLOOKUP errors, including reasons why you may be getting the #N/A or #REF

Excel 2013 Pivot Table Data Crunching

Author: Bill Jelen
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133259339
Release Date: 2013-01-07
Genre: Computers

CRUNCH ANY DATA, FROM ANY SOURCE, QUICKLY AND EASILY, WITH EXCEL 2013 PIVOT TABLES! Use Excel 2013 pivot tables and pivot charts to produce powerful, dynamic reports in minutes instead of hours… understand exactly what’s going on in your business… take control, and stay in control! Even if you’ve never created a pivot table before, this book will help you leverage all their amazing flexibility and analytical power. In just the first seven chapters, you learn how to generate complex pivot reports complete with drill-down capabilities and accompanying charts. Then, you go even further, discovering how to build a comprehensive, dynamic pivot table reporting system for any business task or function. Learning advanced pivot table and pivot chart techniques for Excel 2013 or the newest Office 365 has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world case studies, even complete, easy recipes for solving your most common business analysis problems. • Create, customize, and change your pivot tables and pivot charts • Transform gigantic data sets into crystal-clear summary reports • Summarize and analyze data even faster with new Excel 2013 recommended pivot tables • Instantly highlight your most (and least) profitable customers, products, or regions • Quickly filter pivot tables using slicers • Use dynamic dashboards using Power View to see exactly where your business stands right now • Revamp analyses on the fly by simply dragging and dropping fields • Build dynamic self-service reporting systems your entire team can use • Use PowerPivot or the Data Model to create pivot tables from multiple data sources and worksheets • Work with and analyze OLAP data, and much more About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will • Dramatically increase your productivity—saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make CATEGORY: Spreadsheets COVERS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling

Author: Wayne Winston
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 9781509304226
Release Date: 2016-11-29
Genre: Computers

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel’s newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you’re fully up to speed. Solve real business problems with Excel–and build your competitive advantage Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics Summarize data by using PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing Master advanced functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions Leverage the new charts in Excel 2016 (including box and whisker and waterfall charts) Make charts more effective by using Power View Tame complex optimizations by using Excel Solver Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models Work with the AGGREGATE function and table slicers Create PivotTables from data in different worksheets or workbooks Learn about basic probability and Bayes’ Theorem Automate repetitive tasks by using macros

Excel 2013 Charts and Graphs

Author: Bill Jelen
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133259513
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Computers

Use Excel 2013’s radically revamped charting and graphing tools to communicate more clearly, powerfully, and quickly… so you drive your message home, and get the decisions and actions you’re looking for! This book reveals data visualization techniques you won’t find anywhere else and shows you how to use Excel 2013 to create designer-quality charts and graphs that stand out from the crowd. It will help you make the most of new features ranging from Power View to Recommended Charts, and instantly share your insights with anyone, anywhere–even on the Web and social networks. Learning advanced Excel techniques has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world examples and case studies, and more than a dozen YouTube videos, straight from MrExcel! • Create stunning data visualizations instantly with Excel 2013’s new Recommended Charts • Use charts to instantly reveal trends, differences, and relationships • Map your data with Excel 2013, MapPoint, and the new GeoFlow add-in • Quickly generate combo charts that once required complex, frustrating procedures • Use sparklines to imbue worksheets with more context and insight • Highlight and clarify the meaning of data with DataBars, color scales, icon sets, and other conditional formatting tools • Post charts to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, directly from Excel • Build stock charts that help you make smarter investments • Solve “non-standard” problems such as noncontiguous data or custom data sequences • Generate new charts automatically with Excel VBA • Uncover visual tricks that people use to lie with Excel About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will: • Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make

Microsoft Power Bi Dashboards Step by Step

Author: Errin O'Connor
Publisher: Microsoft Press
ISBN: 1509308032
Release Date: 2018-04-09
Genre:

Microsoft Power BI Dashboards Step by Step guides you through creating world-class business analysis dashboards that integrate today's most widely-used data sources, using any of Microsoft's Power BI platforms, including the new Power BI Premium. Author Errin O'Connor has worked with 70+ Fortune® 500 companies and led 450+ Power BI engagements: he is singularly well-qualified to guide you through successfully designing, architecting, and implementing Power BI in your organization. Using real-world examples and success stories, this full-color, hands-on guide walks through the key decisions analysts and developers need to make upfront, and introduces all the concepts, skills, and techniques you'll need to achieve your goals. Coverage includes: Aggregating data and data elements from numerous internal and external data sources Building rich, live dashboards to monitor crucial data from across your organization Developing dynamic visualizations, including charts, maps, graphs, and more Creating stunning interactive reports Driving user adoption through effective training Taking full advantage of Microsoft's powerful new Power BI Premium Whether you're new to Power BI or you've already built Power BI dashboards, O'Connor supports you throughout your entire data journey, as you bring raw data to life through dynamic visualizations that deliver actionable intelligence for your entire organization.

Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts

Author: Michael Alexander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118821527
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Computers

Introduces business analysts to the toolset and reporting capabilities that can be used to source and incorporate large datasets in analytics, including PowerPivot, SQL Server, and SharePoint, covering such topics as how to move data between these tools,how to leverage relational databases, and creating visualizations and dashboards.

Become a VLOOKUP KnowItAll

Author: Peter Globus
Publisher:
ISBN: 1976332885
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre:

Crack the code and get to the next level in Excel. Become a Microsoft VLOOKUP Function Spreadsheet virtuoso!If you want to master Excel then begin with formulas. VLOOKUP should be the first function you learn backwards and forwards. There are books and blogs that cover general information on this topic, but Become a VLOOKUP KnowItAll contains detailed explanations on why and how the nuts and bolts of Microsoft Excel VLOOKUP works. This is not a VLOOKUP for dummies, but for users looking to harness the full power and detail behind Microsoft Excel VLOOKUP.Wait - but is it a boring, dry read then? No Way! Become a VLOOKUP KnowItAll contains a mildly humorous tone, uses analogies to drive points home, gives readers opportunity to think through examples, and even includes exercises at the end of each chapter. There are screenshots and a free downloadable companion file with examples along the way.In this book you will:-Learn the purpose of each VLOOKUP argument - lookup value, table array, column index, and range-Explore multiple creative ways to pull information into these arguments-Understand error messages, troubleshoot them, and learn how to prevent them-Experiment with advanced techniques to pull data together using VLOOKUP-Answer review questions at the end of each chapterBe a professional spreadsheet guru. Understand the details of the file and learn how to avoid errors. In the business world, Excel Worksheets are a standard document used for reporting and analysis. The VLOOKUP formula is frequently used in these reports.For basic reference, do not buy a book. Seriously. Google VLOOKUP to get basic information on how it works. Don't waste your money on VLOOKUP books for that. This book offers more depth on the subject. Many Excel users grasp the gist of VLOOKUP. When you finish this book, you can confidently say you know it all.Is this a beginners' book? Yes and No - Someone with basic Excel skills should be able to grasp the concepts within this book. That said, the intended audience is for anyone looking for detailed explanations on what this function can do.The point is, you can accomplish some amazing feats in Microsoft Excel with VLOOKUP! When you harness the power of VLOOKUP, you will find that manipulating data will become significantly easier to do.Explore the depths of the VLOOKUP function to see what goes into each part.VLOOKUP Lookup Value:-What goes into the Lookup Value?-What can and cannot be used?-What other formulas can one embed within the Lookup Value?Also find detailed information on:-VLOOKUP Table Array, VLOOKUP Column Index, VLOOKUP Range, Absolute and Relative Values, VLOOKUP and MATCH-Learn more about what causes anExcel VLOOKUP Error. What does it mean? How do I avoid it? Can I make it stop? Become a VLOOKUP KnowItAll answers these questions and more. Preview it now!

Power Pivot and Power BI

Author: Rob Collie
Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
ISBN: 9781615473496
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Computers

Microsoft PowerPivot is a free add-on to Excel from Microsoft that allows users to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before, and this book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of PowerPivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience. Written by the world's foremost PowerPivot blogger and practitioner, the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a simple, step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere. The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce. It includes lessons on the difference between calculated columns and measures; how formulas can be reused across reports of completely different shapes; how to merge disjointed sets of data into unified reports; how to make certain columns in a pivot behave as if the pivot were filtered while other columns do not; and how to create time-intelligent calculations in pivot tables such as "Year over Year" and "Moving Averages" whether they use a standard, fiscal, or a complete custom calendar. The "pattern-like" techniques and best practices contained in this book have been developed and refined over two years of onsite training with Excel users around the world, and the key lessons from those seminars costing thousands of dollars per day are now available to within the pages of this easy-to-follow guide. This updated second edition covers new features introduced with Office 2015.

Beginning Power BI

Author: Dan Clark
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484225776
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Analyze your company’s data quickly and easily using Microsoft’s latest tools. You will learn to build scalable and robust data models to work from, clean and combine different data sources effectively, and create compelling visualizations and share them with your colleagues. Author Dan Clark takes you through each topic using step-by-step activities and plenty of screen shots to help familiarize you with the tools. This second edition includes new material on advanced uses of Power Query, along with the latest user guidance on the evolving Power BI platform. Beginning Power BI is your hands-on guide to quick, reliable, and valuable data insight. What You'll Learn Simplify data discovery, association, and cleansing Build solid analytical data models Create robust interactive data presentations Combine analytical and geographic data in map-based visualizations Publish and share dashboards and reports Who This Book Is For Business analysts, database administrators, developers, and other professionals looking to better understand and communicate with data

Balanced Scorecards and Operational Dashboards with Microsoft Excel

Author: Ron Person
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118610848
Release Date: 2013-01-09
Genre: Computers

Learn to maintain and update scorecards and dashboards with Excel Balanced Scorecards and operational dashboards measure organizational performance and Microsoft Excel is the tool used worldwide to create these scorecards and dashboards. This book covers time-proven step-by-step processes on how to guide executive teams and managers in creating scorecards and dashboards. It then shows Excel developers how to create those scorecards and dashboards. This is the only book that converts theory into practice. The author addresses the people and processes you need to identify strategy and operational metrics and then implement them in dashboards in three versions of Excel. You'll learn how balanced scorecards help organizations translate strategy into action and the ways that performance dashboards enable managers monitor operations. Covers Excel 2010 back to Excel 2003 Shows how to develop consensus on strategy and operational plans with the executive teams Details steps in creating tactical action plans Gives step-by-step guidance in creating the most powerful management dashboards Puts over ten years of experience in one book Balanced Scorecards & Operational Dashboards with Microsoft Excel, Second Edition is the ultimate resource for enhancing your strategic and operational performance.